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Pen Bryn

(Ref. 1053092)

Cyffylliog near Ruthin, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent property."

    Had everything you needed for your stay. The property was dressed stylishly; was lovely and clean and fresh. The weather was cold and the underfloor heating was amazing. The hosts had left a bottle of Cava and food treats- a nice touch. We would definitely recommend and revisit ourselves.

    Reviewed by Vera5.0Jun 2024

  • "Absolutely beautiful lodge with everything you need to enjoy your holiday!"

    !! Very comfortable and easy to enjoy with friends with having two separate bathrooms. Beautiful countryside with lots of stunning places round and about to visit.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely place with a warm welcome peaceful with fantastic views only negative ..."

    Lovely place with a warm welcome peaceful with fantastic views only negative thing please put a couple of chest of drawers in the bedrooms there was no where to put your undies t shirts etc

    Reviewed by Michael4.7May 2024

  • "Fantastic property, lovely hosts and a beautiful setting."

    Could not have wished for more.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Apr 2024

  • "FANTAASTIC cottage atop a hill with astounding views a lovely outdoor hot tub with superb views all round ."

    . electric charger..what more could u ask for..?! Wow!!

    Reviewed by Nihad5.0Apr 2024

  • "Huw was very helpful, friendly and welcoming."

    The house has been beautifully designed to take full advantage of the views, with a comfy modern settee area and dinning table looking out across the fields. It wasn't quite warm enough to sit out on the terrace but we enjoyed the hot tub, again privately positioned with great views looking into the valley. It is perfect for 2 couples, feeling spacious and light and thoughtfully decorated and furnished. Well equipped kitchen, nice clean modern bathrooms & underfloor heating. Would recommend it highly.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Mar 2024

  • "Loved our stay at Pen Bryn!"

    ! Huw, the owner met us on arrival and explained everything, the owners live on the farm next door but were not intrusive at all. The lodge is very private and secluded which is just how we like it! Hot tub was lovely and so relaxing! The lodge is well equipped and the welcome pack was much appreciated. We made good friends with John Huw’s dad and he waved and stopped to chat if he saw us, we will definitely book again!

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Mar 2024

  • "Great property."

    Warm and cosy with views across the valley. Enjoyed using the hot tub and wood burner. Property owner, Huw, very friendly and contacted us beforehand with links to lots of information. A good base to explore North Wales

    Reviewed by Sian5.0Feb 2024

  • "WHAT A FIND!"

    Usually go to lodge parks and had given up hope of finding anything decent as they were full or extortionately priced and then I stumbled upon Pen Bryn! Beautiful location, stunning holiday let, super clean and well appointed - everything we needed was provided - more than used to! Family were very friendly and enjoyed our chats with dad too! It is remote which we loved - and even though Feb - we got decent weather and used the hot tub loads! AMAZING - thank you

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Feb 2024

  • "Absolutely amazing accommodation, location and scenic views, we had a lovely time here!"

    The hosts were also very accommodating, I can't recommend this place enough. Five stars from us :)

    Reviewed by Brendon5.0Feb 2024

  • "We liked it ALL!"

    First the basics; Cleanliness, comfort and warmth, all scored very high marks, loved the hot tub, the view, and the peace and quiet allowing us a very restful break.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jan 2024

  • "Wonderful place to stay and extremely helpful owners."

    Reviewed by Gerrard5.0Dec 2023

  • "Everything about this place was beautiful, Highly recommend"

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Nov 2023

  • "Fabulous property, quite remote just what we wanted."

    Host's very accommodating. Perfect holiday for us, could not have wished for more.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Sep 2023

  • "We recieved a warm welcome and the property was as beautiful as the pictures indicate."

    The property was very clean it really was a home from home.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Sep 2023

  • "The local roads seemed dreadful after Ruthin, but boy was it worth the effort."

    The cottage has a fantastic outlook, and after a couple of days we were driving like the locals, (well most of them :-) Being fairly new, everything in the cottage was fresh, Hew made sure we knew where everything was and we felt quite a home very quickly. The fantastic weather at the beginning of September obviously helped and we very much enjoyed the company of puss and her two kittens. We'd go back tomorrow if we could.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property was perfect and location great to get to many places."

    The tourist leaflets were helpful and we added to them following our travels around. An information folder would have been useful however which included local walks, amenities and restaurants. The hosts are extremely friendly and helpful and we couldn't have wished for a nicer holiday in Wales for our first visit. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Jun 2023

  • "Well what can I say!"

    We had the most amazing stay at this stunning lodge! The lodge itself is absolutely immaculate. Equipped with everything you would need. The hot tub is fantastic. You can tell it isn’t just a cheap one. You wake up to such a peaceful setting with beautiful views. Million miles away our busy day to day lives. We were 4 girls turning 40 and we couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay. We didn’t want a busy city centre and this was everything we needed. Ruthin its self is so nice. Can 100% recommend small plates. The food was beautiful. Ruthin castle is another must. We went for a couple of drinks on the Saturday afternoon and the setting was just perfect. Peacocks roaming around and the grounds were stunning! The Wetherspoons in the town centre is great too. Lovely beer garden with cheap drinks too! If you need a taxi would recommend Daveys taxis. The taxi network isn’t like what we are used to (can we not just ring an Uber

    Reviewed by Kate5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely comfortable stay at Pen Bryn, thank you Huw and Mari."

    The place is very spacious and very well equipped. Views are amazing and lots to do in the area. We would love to return sometime in the future.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Apr 2023

  • "This holiday home was just amazing!"

    We booked to take our elderly parents, one of whom has mobility issues and the property was spacious, well laid out, everything on one level. Everything was new and modern. The bi-folding doors viewed out onto an absolutely incredibly view where you could see the weather roll in - a point of much discussion in Wales! We were speechless at the hottub. So warm, easy to use, extremely clean and with the views of everywhere. The fire was lovely. Kitchen easy to use. Big fridge/freezer. Big utility room for walkers. Lovely host who met us. Oh! I could go on forever!!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Mar 2023

  • "Immaculate throughout with very high quality finishes."

    Hot tub was pristine and well maintained. The host were amazing. The views are incredible. The location is perfect. Really cosy cottage. Underfloor heating everywhere. Log burner. Nice gifts on arrival. Great value for money. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful modern lodge set in the most stunning countryside location."

    We had the pleasure of staying here for the weekend with our family and we had the best time. Hot tub is amazing! Thank you to Huw and Mari for a warm welcome and always being around to help.

    Reviewed by Allison5.0Feb 2023

  • "Modern premises in a fantastic rural setting Everything you need is there and ..."

    Modern premises in a fantastic rural setting Everything you need is there and spotlessly clean Friendly owner and treated as family Will definitely be going again

    Reviewed by George5.0Feb 2023

  • "Grand absolutely stunning place in & out."

    Very clean nice place & the views astonishing jacuzzi was a really nice touch me & my wife was in there practically everyday. Host was very helpful & friendly. Will definitely be back MR S SINGH

    Reviewed by Simranjit5.0Jan 2023

  • "Amazing stay and we can’t wait to book again :)"

    Reviewed by Stacie5.0Jan 2023

  • "This property was fabulous."

    It was clean, modern and finished to a very high standard. The owner was lovely and even met us and guided us to the property, which was really kind of him. When we arrived there was a welcome pack of a bottle of Prosecco, a large bag of crisps a lemon drizzle cake and a pint of milk. How lovely!!! There were 4 of us in our late fifty’s and we had a lovely catch up and comfy stay. The hot tub was an added bonus and we went in it several times. We will certainly be back and I have told friends and family all about it. Thank you Sykes Cottages. Donna Johnson

    Reviewed by D5.0Nov 2022

  • "We have stayed in many rural properties over the years."

    Without a doubt this modern cottage is the best fitted out with auto lighting and heating. Endless supply of logs for the freestanding efficient log fire. Total comfort. The views are magnificent. The hosts extremely helpful. AMAZING!!!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely lodge and hot tub, very clean and well set out."

    Huw was always on hand for help if needed. We will definitely be coming back at some point.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Nov 2022

  • "The lodge is located in a beautiful country location , surrounded by nature."

    The house is absolutely stunning, very modern, well equipped and cosy…really felt like home! Probably one of the best properties we have stayed in. Would definitely recommend & book again!

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2022

  • "A fabulous place to stay in a wonderful tranquil location."

    Couldn’t fault it

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful place to stay with wonderful scenery all around the property is modern clean warm and comfortable with a fabulous decor."

    The hot tub is lovely too would recommend a holiday stay.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent lodge with everything you need, would highly recommend"

    Reviewed by George5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful place."

    The owners were thoughtful in the way the place has been constructed. They welcomed us on arrival and were helpful with enquiries. One of the very best properties we have stayed in. I just hope that all future visitors treat the place with the respect it deserves. Excellent, can't recommend it enough!

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2022

  • "A wonderful property in a fantastic location"

    Reviewed by Pippa5.0Aug 2022

  • "An absolutely gem of a property, such attention to detail with quality fixtures and fittings and comfortable beds."

    Set in Beautiful country side with breathtaking views from the property. Soo peaceful and tranquil. Well done Mari & Hew it’s a credit to you and your lovely family.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Aug 2022

  • "Stunning property in a stunning location."

    Attention to detail was outstanding. Well equipped with everything we needed, spotlessly clean and comfortable. Hot tub was lovely, particularly with that amazing view, and the owners and their children were incredibly friendly. Would definitely stay here again when we next visit the area.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jul 2022

  • "Had a wonderful week at pen Bryn lovely views and the lodge was exceptional."

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Jul 2022

  • "Thanks for a fantastic week in a beautiful setting."

    Lovely, well equipped accommodation furnished to a high standard. The hot tub was great too! Good accessibility for my son in a wheelchair. Mari and Huw were great hosts, and couldn't be more welcoming!

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Jul 2022

  • "We have stayed in many lodges over the years this has easily been one of the best lodges we have stayed in."

    The lodge has fantastic views over the countryside. The lodge is set in a very peaceful area. The view from the hot tub was outstanding. The lodge was very well equipped everything has been catered for. The lodge was exceptionally clean. We enjoyed sitting in the lounge with the log burner on. There were games at the lodge which we enjoyed playing in the evening. Our stay was very relaxing. We hope to return next year.

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Jun 2022

  • "We have had the best stay!"

    The attention to detail was top notch, our first cabin experience was definitely the best we could of had, beautiful views to go along side the stunning cabin, thank you for our amazing stay xxx

    Reviewed by Shelbi5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had the absolute best stay, thank you so much."

    The property is stunning and really well kitted out (the only thing we felt was missing was a bread knife but that is being suuuuper picky!). The hot tub is a wonderful addition and the view from it is INCREDIBLE. We're already planning a return trip in winter as snuggling in front of the fire and having a bath in the enormous tub sounds dreamy. Thanks again x

    Reviewed by Elspeth5.0Jun 2022

  • "This lodge has the WOW factor, it is of the very highest specification and equipped with everything you could possibly need, all top quality items."

    The elevated position of the lodge gives the most wonderful 360 degree views. We also enjoyed being outside, because it was so peaceful & quite, just sheep & birds to listen to. The hot tub was amazing. The owners Mari & Huw are the most helpful nicest couple you could wish to meet. They will help your holiday go as smooth as possible. The area has lots to offer, we did some walks from the lodge & also Llyn Brenig reservoir, you can fish, hire boats or hire bikes here. The area has lots of attractions to visit, activities to do and the coast is not very far away. We really did not want to leave this beautiful lodge, cannot wait to visit again.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite bath, basin and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be king-size on request)
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Oil underfloor central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Please note: This property only accepts check-ins on a Friday & Monday
  • Enclosed garden with patio, hot tub and barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.3 miles, pub 0.9 miles
  • Note: There is an enclosed cattle field next to the property

The property

Ruthin 4.1 miles.

Tucked away on the outskirts of Cyffylliog near Ruthin, Denbighshire, is this contemporary, detached lodge surrounded by countryside, Pen Bryn.

Suitable for family breaks, friends or couples, this impressive lodge has underfloor heating, off-road parking, a woodburning stove, and an enclosed garden with hot tub; sure to be a hit all year-round!

Although a classic wooden exterior, inside Pen Bryn you'll find a high-quality finish with excellent facilities for your self-catering holiday.

The utility has a washer/dryer to keep your walking gear fresh.

Moving through the lodge, a bright and spacious, open-plan living area will be the social heart of your holiday; rustle up heart-warming suppers in the well-equipped kitchen with an island for plenty of preparation space.

Two large, bi-fold doors frame tranquil views of the surrounding countryside, and why not let the outside in on summer days?

You can dine inside or step out into your private, enclosed garden for an alfresco affair with the barbecue.

Afterwards, relax in the bubbling hot tub under the stars; you are on holiday after all!

Take refuge indoors on colder nights where a sitting area has a woodburning stove for extra warmth, whilst you choose your favourite film on the Smart TV.

When it's time to retire, freshen up in the contemporary shower room before choosing between the master king-size with access to the garden and an en-suite bathroom, or take the twin room with zip/link feature to suit all guests.

Head into the village of Cyffylliog for dinner out at The Red Lion, but if you're looking for more, the market town of Ruthin is a short journey away.

The Fat Boar and Small Plates Ruthin are just some of the pubs and eateries on offer, whilst attractions include the stunning Nantclwyd y Dre Historic House and Gardens, St Peters Church, and Ruthin Gaol Museum are must-see attractions!

Journey further south to Llangollen for Vale of Llangollen Golf Club, the 14th-century Plas Newydd Historic House & Gardens, and why not cruise along the canal with The Horse Drawn Boat Centre?

You can dine with river views at Deeside Cafe Bistro after visiting the fascinating ruins of the 13th-century Castell Dinas Brân, built on the site of an Iron Age hillfort.

There are plenty of public footpaths in the area to venture into the idyllic countryside or head to the Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park; there's Zip World Fforest, the Ty'n Llwyn Walking Trail, hiking up Carnedd Llewelyn, and so much more!

The likes of Bala and Betws-y-Coed are within easy reach, but further afield you'll find Roman walls, a beautiful Cathedral, and plenty of restaurants and bars in the historic city of Chester.

You'll be spoilt for choice on your next North Wales adventure at Pen Bryn.

Please note: This property only accepts check-ins on a Friday & Monday.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Llangollen 12 miles; Bala 18.5 miles; Chester 25 miles; Betws-y-Coed 30 miles.

The hilltop town of Ruthin lies to the north of Llangollen via the breathtaking Horseshoe Pass. The town is picturesque with attractive half-timbered buildings, mainly clustered around St Peter’s Square. There are many interesting shops and buildings, whilst the Nant Clwyd House (the oldest timber frame in Wales), Ruthin Gaol and Ruthin Craft Centre, which houses work by internationally recognised artists and craftspeople, are also worth a visit. Beautiful countryside is on Ruthin’s doorstep with Lake Brenig, Moel Famau Country Park and Clocaenog Forest close by. Further afield, but still within easy touring distance, are the coast, Snowdonia National Park and historic Chester.

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Please note: This property only accepts check-ins on a Friday & Monday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas